If this is your first time using git, we recommend starting with the Git Book. It's free, translated into many languages, and easy to read. Read at least the first 3 chapters.

Prefer Mercurial? Check out the corresponding Mercurial tutorial.

Thanks for signing up for sr.ht! Let's start by setting up your profile details. Your profile page is on meta.sr.ht, the sr.ht account management service. You can fill in some basic (and optional) details like your bio on your profile page. Before we can get any work done, however, we need to set up your SSH key and add it on the keys page.

Generating an SSH key

sr.ht does not support pushing to git repositories over HTTPS with a username+password — SSH keys are mandatory. If you already have an SSH key, you can skip this step. If not, run the following command to generate one:


If you accept the defaults, the public key will be written to ~/.ssh/id_rsa.pub and the private key to ~/.ssh/id_rsa.

Uploading your key to meta.sr.ht

The meta.sr.ht keys page has a form for adding your SSH key. If you followed the earlier instructions to generate an SSH key, your public key is stored at ~/.ssh/id_rsa.pub. Copy the contents of this file to your clipboard and paste it into the text field. Click "Add key" and your key will now be valid for pushing to git repositories.

Specifying a Key

If you already use multiple SSH keys, remember to specify which key to use with sr.ht services. Edit ~/.ssh/config and add an appropriate Host entry that gives the path to the private key you wish to use:

Host *sr.ht
  IdentityFile ~/.ssh/srht.id_rsa
  PreferredAuthentications publickey
Creating a git repository

If you already have a git repository you want to push to git.sr.ht, you can skip this step. If not, open up a shell and run the following commands to create a test repository for experimenting with:

mkdir example
cd example
git init
echo "Hello world!" >README.md
git add README.md
git commit -m "Initial commit"

This created a new git repository and added a README.md file to it, then created the initial commit.

Pushing your repository to git.sr.ht

The following commands will add a "remote" to your local git repository, which will allow you to push changes to a remote repository on git.sr.ht.

git remote add origin git@git.sr.ht:~username/example

Make sure to replace username with your own. Then this command will push your master branch to git.sr.ht:

git push -u origin master

Since this repository didn't previously exist, you'll be prompted with a link to create the repository on git.sr.ht — click that link and fill out the form on that page. You'll be redirected to your repository on git.sr.ht: you're done!

Tip: You can create repositories on the web on the git.sr.ht new repository page.

Next: Getting started with builds.sr.ht

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